Nebraska Offensive Lineman Suspended for 2022 Season
(Lincoln, NE) - There will not be a 2022 football season for Nebraska Offensive lineman Nouredin Nouili. In a statement posted to Twitter on Saturday, Nouilli stated, "This spring I was informed by the NCAA that due to a failed drug test I am ineligible for the 2022 season". The junior at Nebraska was a exchange student at Norris high school originally from Frankfurt, Germany. Nouili walked on at Nebraska after spending the 2019 season at Colorado State.
The following is a statement from Nebraska Head Football Coach Scott Frost:
“We will fully support Nouredin Nouili as continues his academic and athletic career at the University of Nebraska. He is an outstanding young man, who made a mistake that will force him to miss the 2022 season and forfeit a year of eligibility. Noure will be a full participant in practice this fall, and we look forward to him resuming his playing career in 2023.”
Nouili played in eight games with seven starts at offensive guard as a true freshman for the Rams. He became the first true freshman offensive lineman to start for Colorado State since 1996.
He played in every game of the 2021 season, starting the final seven games at left guard. Although he joined the team as a walk-on, Nouili was placed on scholarship for the 2021 season prior to the Ohio State game.
Nouili made his first start as a Husker at left guard against Northwestern, when the Huskers ran for 427, totaled 657 yards of offense, and scored 56 points, Nebraska's highest output in a Big Ten Conference game.
Im sorry— Nouredin Nouili | ⁶³ (@NouredinNouili) June 25, 2022
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